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About "Freedom of Navigation"
The Law of the Sea Convention was transmitted to the Senate by President Clinton in 1994 for its advice and consent. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 19-0 in support of joining the Convention in 2004. A full Senate vote does not take place. In 2007 President Bush urges the Senate to approve U. S. Accession. The Committee holds hearings and votes 17-4 in support of joining the Convention. A vote of the full Senate does not take place. In 2012 the Senate Foreign Relations Committee holds four hearings on the Convention; no vote is taken.
Throughout the entire process U. S. military leaders have supported ratification and later accession. They consider accession key to continued Freedom of Navigation.
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